Let’s get this 2018 party started!
Two games to announce – with prizes!
The launch of the community in 2017 exceeded my expectations in terms of how many members signed up and the amazing number and quality of the posts. THANK YOU!
We will make sure that in 2018 as many Society members as possible hear about this place and get a chance to sign up and also take part. To ensure that they find the friendliest place possible, I would like to invite all of you who have joined already to consider adding a photo – any photo – to your profile.
It does not need to be your face, though I personally find I relate better to accounts where I have a mental image of the person I am speaking to, so I do encourage you to use this if you are willing. However, you can add any image that expresses your personality and helps to visually separate your comments from all others.
One option is to add one that will keep people wondering – like a rorschach test. My favourite of these is @BargainBob’s photo. I always assumed it was a picture of a cat wearing sunglasses, then I discovered other colleagues who thought it was someone wearing a bikini. The truth is … (well, go find out yourself)
PHOTO BOOTH GAME
As a thank you for adding your image and helping the community, I am announcing the first of our wine prize draws.
I will pick a winner at random from a list of ALL community members who have updated their photo / avatar by the 31st of January – full rules are included below. The winner will be sent the two bottles we will taste for our next #twstaste event.
If you want instructions for adding your image, see this How To … article.
STRICTLY COME POSTING
The second prize-draw competition is particularly for all those members who have joined us recently.
All you need to do is post at least 1 reply or new thread before the end of January to be entered into this draw.
I realise that the first post to a new forum can feel a bit intimidating, but I promise you that this is a welcoming and friendly crowd.
I therefore want to reward all of those that have been willing to make that move by having a second prize draw for any member who has either posted for the FIRST TIME between November 1st 2017 and 31st January 2018, OR who has replied to the ‘Introduce Yourself’ thread (again, the full rules are listed below)
This is a small thank you for joining in with the community and for sharing such entertaining and useful content.
Good luck, and thanks!
Prize Draw Rules
Who can enter
Only members of The Wine Society aged 18 or over who are residents of Scotland, England and/or Wales (but excluding Northern Ireland) and who have created a profile on The Society’s Community (at http://community.thewinesociety.com) can enter. This draw is not open to employees or members of the Committee of The Society.
How to enter – Photo Draw
All community members who have updated their profile avatar to include a custom image or gravatar by the closing date will be automatically entered into the draw. Members do not need to call or send any message to confirm their entry.
How to enter – First Post Draw
Any community member who
posted their first comment (reply or thread) between 1st November, 2017 and January 31st, 2018
joined at any time before the closing date but has added a comment to the ‘Introduce Yourself’ thread (at Hello! :) Introduce yourself)
by the closing date will be automatically entered into the draw. Only one entry per member will be accepted for this draw even if an individual member qualifies for both these conditions. Members do not need to call or send any message to confirm their entry.
Closing date and draw date
The closing date for profile updates and posting content is midnight (in London) on 31st January 2018. The draw will take place under independent supervision by Friday 9th February, 2018 latest.
Despatch of prizes
The winning member in each of these two draws will receive the two bottles selected for the next #TWSTaste event on this community. Prizes will be dispatched to the members’ normal UK delivery address. The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash or other alternative is offered.
This draw is promoted by The International Exhibition Co-Operative Wine Society Limited, whose decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
The Society reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so. The Society accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault of any kind.
The prize draw will be governed by English law and subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts